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It's a crazy world right now is all I say. Most people in management around here can't get people in the door. I'm happy when we get four resumes for salary job. At one location we are happy to get one or two for good union jobs....yes you may have to start on midnights. But I did it.
There seems to be a big disconnect between the jobs and the workers or the kinds of jobs they want. It's super frustrating.
I will give you an example. One company I'm associated with has 350 full and part jobs. It has just one job everyone of the "kids" wants the social media and engagement job. But the schools and colleges are pumping those out as the job of the future. It just one job of 350.
I think many companies would hire ex military. Are you on time? Can you follow instructions? Basic military stuff well it was when was a militia private. That stuff never going out of style.
Back to this thread. Canadians and Canadian companies don't understand the military. They grew up with the schools...well you know. I think the CAF should reach out to more businesses and leaders. Invite them to your messes etc. Let them drive a LAV. Shoot a rifle. Can you imagine a local bank manager riding in tank. He will remember that forever. But after that take him to you training halls show the things you do that translates to his everyday world.
That used to happen in the Officers' Messes.
Then the Officers we promoted in the militia, for some reason, had alot of military experience/ contacts, but very weak contacts in the civilian world, and it just died along with our social and other connections with the community. For example, I can't think of the last time we invited the Mayor in to meet the unit. Bizarre.
The CFLC keeps up a 'tight smiled' brave front, but it's on a no win ticket IMHO.